Boehner jabs Obama ahead of Ohio visit

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is greeting President Obama’s visit to his home state Thursday with a video aimed at pressuring the president and Senate Democrats to support House-passed jobs legislation.

The Speaker’s office on Thursday morning released a video of Boehner standing next to a table covered with copies of bills passed by House Republicans that have stalled in the Democrat-controlled Senate.

The list of more than 30 bills includes measures to roll back federal regulations, repeal the 2010 healthcare law and cut taxes for small businesses.

“These aren’t big, controversial bills that no one has read — they’re practical, common-sense proposals to help small businesses create jobs and build a stronger economy for all Americans,” Boehner says in the video. “This isn’t just our work — it’s our work in progress. You see, we’re going to keep adding to this pile, and we’re going to keep calling on President Obama and Senate Democrats to give these jobs bills a vote.”

Obama is scheduled to campaign at a community college in the Cleveland area on Thursday, and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will also be in the state. 

Ohio is one of the 2012 race’s most crucial battlegrounds, and Boehner plans to campaign alongside Romney for the first time on Sunday at an event in the Speaker’s congressional district.